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Today's News

  • WICHE: Pre-emergent weed control measures start now

    Controlling certain weeds takes some strategic planning, and mid-March the game begins.

    I personally don’t care about weeds in the lawn, but I do try to keep them out of the landscape beds and the vegetable garden. I also prefer to approach the whole affair with as little chemical input as possible, so I have developed a well-timed strategy of hand-weeding, mulching, using corn gluten as a pre-emergent and a little flame throwing.

    I’ll explain.

  • Experienced Titans could be contenders in 8th Region

    There are familiar faces in a new place for the Collins baseball team.

    Three players who were in the starting lineup for Shelby County in the State Tournament last season will suit up for the Titans this season. That trio will lead a Collins team that looks to be an immediate factor in the 8th Region.

    “We have some high expectations and hope to compete with everyone on our schedule,” Collins Coach Roy Bailey said. “We are working on developing a confidence and a great work ethic in order to reach our goals.”

  • Defending regional champs expect to be nothing less

    Many of the names have changed, but the expectations have stayed the same for the Shelby County baseball team.

    The Rockets lost an ample amount of players, to graduation and to the split of the high schools, from last season’s 8th Region championship team, but their goals haven’t been modified.

  • Cards have familiar foe in Morehead

    LOUISVILLE – Coach Rick Pitino has plenty on his plate right now, mainly Morehead State and relentless rebounding machine Kenneth Faried, so he said he doesn’t have time to worry about his team’s No. 4 seeding in the Southwest Region, or the city in which it will play in this week’s NCAA Tournament.

  • ‘Cats planting the seeds of success

    Seeding, smeeding.

    That’s the outlook for the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team now.

    The 11th-ranked Wildcats were given a surprising No. 4 seeding in the NCAA Tournament by its Selection Committee on Sunday evening, after they rolled roughshod through the Southeastern Conference Tournament.

    “I’m a little bit surprised to be honest with you,” UK Coach John Calipari said after the tournament pairings were revealed. “I don’t think it’s personal, but wow!

  • Touch of the Irish

    McKinley’s employees are gearing up for their second annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration Thursday, which will include Irish food, music and prizes. “We’re the only Irish restaurant in town, so we want to have fun, and we want our customers to also,” said Teresa McKinley (middle). Joining her are (from left) Barbara Rogers, Skip McKinley, Susan Everage and Tracy Gibson. Customers wearing green will earn a chance for a free Irish treat. 

  • Engagement: Hollensead-Knabel

    Paul and Dr. Sandra Hollensead of Simpsonville announce the engagement of their daughter, Celeste Michelle Hollensead of Louisville, to Andrew Edward Knabel of Louisville. He is the son of Edward and Linda Knabel of Louisville.

    Hollensead graduated from the University of Louisville with a bachelor's degree in biology and is currently a first-year student at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.

    Knabel is a graduate of the University of Louisville and received a bachelor's degree in sports administration.

  • Engagement: Hollensead-Knabel

    Paul and Dr. Sandra Hollensead of Simpsonville announce the engagement of their daughter, Celeste Michelle Hollensead of Louisville, to Andrew Edward Knabel of Louisville. He is the son of Edward and Linda Knabel of Louisville.

    Hollensead graduated from the University of Louisville with a bachelor's degree in biology and is currently a first-year student at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.

    Knabel is a graduate of the University of Louisville and received a bachelor's degree in sports administration.

  • Engagement: True-Lawson

    J. Guthrie and Jennifer True of Frankfort announce the engagement of their daughter, Laurel Whitney True, to Philip Coleman Lawson. He is the son of W. Henry and Susan C. Lawson of Pineville.

    True is a graduate of Western Hill High School and Transylvania University. She is in her third year at Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. She is the granddaughter of Laurel and Alice True of Peytona and the great-granddaughter of the late Guthrie and Mary Alice Stivers.

  • I'm one: Austin Poore

    Austin Poore celebrated his first birthday March 13, 2011.

    He is the son of Colby and Deana Poore of Shelbyville.

    Grandparents are Debbie and Eddie Williams and Cheryl and Ron Poore, all of Shelbyville. Great-grandparents are Randy and Judy Williams of Simpsonville, John and Loretta Quire and Carlyn Fisher, all of Shelbyville.